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  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia (AN'-toh-nihn skuh-LEE'-uh) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect. Scalia thinks the judicial branch is ...

  • Obama: No US military involvement in Ukraine

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is repeating his position that involving the U.S. military in Ukraine is not an option he is considering. Obama said Thursday that is because what's happening in Eastern Europe is not a situation that ...

  • Obama disputes GOP version of immigration call

    8 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration. Cantor said after the two men spoke by phone Wednesday that Obama still hasn't ...

  • Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    8 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its ...

  • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

    8 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. Obama says his hope is that Russia will follow through in the next several ...

  • Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to Ukraine agreement, past practice makes it unlikely

    8 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to Ukraine agreement, past practice makes it unlikely .

  • Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week. Obama said at a White House news conference Thursday ...

  • Obama says 8 million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act

    8 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says 8 million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern ...

  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. The Virginia Republican says Obama called him Wednesday to discuss Obama's desire for an ...

  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned ...

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. "In just ...

  • US working on non-lethal aid package for Ukraine

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment. The incremental ...

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new ...

  • College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

    1 day, 23 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday ...

  • Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites. The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to ...

  • Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Obama's commutation of ...

  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    2 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant for courageous actions in Afghanistan. Kyle J. White will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal ...

  • Holder to deliver remarks in Overland Park

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims in the shootings at Jewish community sites. The interfaith memorial ceremony is scheduled to begin ...

  • Djiboutian president to visit White House on May 5

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the White House early next month. The White House says the May 5 visit by the third-term president of the East African nation recognizes the ...

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